2021 Summer Workshop: Meet the Editors

July 21, 2021

This year’s Summer Workshop opens in just under two weeks. Meet the instructors who will be providing their expertise for your manuscripts! Registration for the workshop will open on August 1st. Find out more about our Summer Workshop here.

Participants Receive:

  • an editorial letter from your instructor with specific suggestions and developmental edits that will help elevate your story to the next level
  • PDF of materials including craft essays from The Masters Review, editorial notes on what we see from the slush pile, information on submission strategies, and additional advice on submitting
  • free submission in a forthcoming Masters Review contest
  • suggestions on literary magazines and contests that would be a good fit for your work, along with reading recommendations from your instructor
  • an archived copy of The Masters Review anthology
  • Writers will receive feedback no later than September 30. Early submissions may yield earlier feedback.

Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative digital publisher based in Brooklyn, and the Editor-in-Chief of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. She is also the editor of Horse Girls, an anthology that reclaims and recasts the horse girl stereotype. Her short stories have appeared in Amazon Original Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, BOMB, The Literary Review, and The Southampton Review. Halimah has an MFA from Brooklyn College, and lives in the Catskill region of New York.

Autumn Watts is a fiction editor for Guernica Magazine. Her writing has been published in The Craft of Editing, Guernica, Words Beyond Borders, AGNI, Indiana Review, and Desert Voices, among others; chosen as a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays 2019; and selected for Best New Poets and the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. She lives in Nevada and Turkey.


Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Apogee, Ninth Letter, Passages North, The Rumpus, HuffPost, The Cut, Catapult, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming and has received support from Kundiman, Tin House, and VONA/Voices. Her debut novel Four Treasures of the Sky will be published by Flatiron Books in April 2022.


Jules Hogan is a writer from the blue ridge mountains and current Fiction Meets Science fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany. They are the fiction editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review and a fiction reader for Split Lip Magazine. Jules’s work can be found in Pithead Chapel, Best Small Fiction 2021, Everything Change Climate Anthology, and other places. Visit them online @seektheyonder.


Lauren Kane is the assistant editor at The Paris Review.






At The Masters Review, our mission is to support emerging writers. We only accept submissions from writers who can benefit from a larger platform: typically, writers without published novels or story collections or with low circulation. We publish fiction and nonfiction online year round and put out an annual anthology of the ten best emerging writers in the country, judged by an expert in the field. We publish craft essays, interviews and book reviews and hold workshops that connect emerging and established writers.

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